| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Maryland's $37 billion state pension system may lower its expectations of what it can earn on investments — a decision with potentially significant consequences for retirees and Maryland taxpayers.
Trustees of the system — which covers more...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:30 AM
You can't blame federal workers if they're feeling like a punching bag for politicians these days.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney rallies supporters with claims that federal workers are overcompensated by as much as 40 percent. The...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley joined Tuesday in calling for Maryland's utilities to explore burying at least some of their overhead power lines in the wake of the freak storm that left hundreds of thousands of households in the dark last week and vulnerable to a...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:03 AM
More than 50 people came in support and opposition of the controversial James Run Corporate Campus development project during a public hearing before the Harford County Council's regular legislative meeting in Bel Air Tuesday evening.
Many of those...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Exelon Corp. and Constellation Energy Group have won over French utility EDF, which agreed to drop its opposition to the proposed merger between the two energy giants after reaching a settlement, the companies announced Tuesday.
While EDF's staunch...
| Oct 20, 2012
Keeping your opinions to yourself at work might not be easy in today's supercharged political climate.
With the general election just weeks away, political discussions naturally come up in offices, on campuses and at job sites throughout the Baltimore...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company on Thursday, Oct. 18, announced that it will begin conducting tree and vegetation pruning and review along a 115,000-volt transmission line that follows Cromwell Bridge Road.
The utility said the work, set to begin in...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 11:00 PM
Most states, including Maryland, are not doing enough to protect the public from tobacco or prevent related disease, according to the latest assessment from the American Lung Associationdue out today.
In its 10th annual State of Tobacco Control Report...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 6:15 PM
State employees, retirees and their dependents could no longer fill their prescriptions at Walgreens under a contract being considered by Maryland's Board of Public Works.
The panel agreed Wednesday to defer action on the $2.4 billion five-year...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:31 AM
When police burst into a city transportation building last March and arrested nearly a dozen workers who they said were throwing dice and drinking cheap liquor, the raid grabbed headlines and triggered stern warnings from officials about "violations of...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 1:55 PM
The TIF bandwagon (certain officials of Harford County government and the Greater Harford Committee) promote the James Run TIF with the mantra that it "spurs economic growth" - sure, especially the economic growth of the developer! But is economic growth...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Everyone who has ever tuned into a cable channel has heard the names Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson. Show hosts like Nancy Grace have used their TV pulpits to chronicle the disappearance of such white, female victims night after night.
But what about...